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Title

Stanze di Raffaello II, Roma

1990

Artist

Thomas Struth

Germany

1954 -

  • Details

    Date
    1990
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    type C photograph
    Edition
    5/10
    Dimensions
    125.0 x 173.0 cm image; 171.0 x 217.0 cm sheet; 175.0 x 221.0 x 5.0 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed label l.r. verso, pencil "Thomas Struth". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of the John Kaldor Family Collection 2016. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    315.2016
    Copyright
    © Thomas Struth

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    ‘Stanze di Raffaello II, Roma’ is one of the most crowded of Struth’s museum photographs. The dynamic group of individuals packed into the Stanza della Segnatura – reading about, discussing and looking at Raphael’s murals – show engagement in what they are doing. Their pointing hands and turning heads are anchored by the dramatic features of the face of a boy in the middle of the group. The light streaming in through the unshuttered windows in the centre of this work is a critical part of the composition, as it is with Struth’s ‘Chiesa dei Frari ‘1995, where light is evident through all the windows, but most especially from the left where it illuminates the elegant architecture and washes over the small group of visitors in the middle admiring Titian’s altarpiece. The upward sweep in ‘Chiesa dei Frari’ works in a similar way to the vortex in ‘Stanze di Raffaello II, Roma’.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 8 publications

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